[AZ-Observing] Re: Polaris Transit

  • From: Stan Gorodenski <stan_gorodenski@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 08:36:50 -0700

Thank you all who responded. Since there are so many different answers 
it looks like I will have to sit down and compute it myself working it 
off the transit time of the Sun.
Stan

Stan Gorodenski wrote:

>p.s., I forgot to mention, my longitude is 112.30183 degrees.
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>Stan Gorodenski wrote:
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>>My sky program gives a transit time of Polaris for today, March 2, of 
>>16h 27m Mountain Standard Time. To check if the sky program I have is 
>>computing this correctly, would someone be able to verify this with 
>>the program they have? I am using Guide, ver. 8. At one time the "The 
>>Astronomical Almanac" published Polaris transit times, but they 
>>dropped that and in its place is the transit time of the Sun. I have 
>>verified the Guide program is computing the transit time of the Sun 
>>correctly, assuming the Almanac time is correct. However, unless I by 
>>hand compute the Polaris times from the Sun times (it is easy to make 
>>a mistake doing this), I have no way of knowing if Guide is computing 
>>the correct value.
>>Stan
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